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6 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Rigell's measure condemning Obama closer to vote

Republican leaders are arranging a floor vote on U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell's resolution condemning President Barack Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners without properly notifying Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Barack Obama

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Chinese spy ship lurks around Pacific naval drills

Participating for the first time in the world's largest naval exercises , China sent along a little something extra this year: A surveillance boat lurking on the periphery, apparently meant to spy on the navy assets of other participating nations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sports

National Review Online

Defense Pays the Piper

The Army chief, General Raymond Odierno, elaborated: "In fact, it is my opinion that we would struggle to meet even one major contingency operation."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Panel debates future of carrier-based drones | With Video

The U.S Navy on Tuesday launch an X-47B unmanned drone using a catapult on the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush.

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Related Topix: US Navy, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia, James Langevin, Democrat

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Virginia delegation pushes Air Force to add jobs at Langley AFB

Virginia's U.S. Senators and the Hampton Roads Congressional delegation are pushing the Air Force to bring the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Robert "Bobby'' Scott, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Robert Scott

Politico

McKeon wants more details on $5B counterterror fund - DepSecDef to...

McKEON SAYS HE CAN'T DEFEND $5B COUNTERTERROR FUND WITHOUT MORE DETAILS: House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon says he won't be able to defend the need for $5 billion in counterterror funds without more details on what the Obama administration hopes to achieve with the money.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Howard McKeon, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John McHugh, California, US Military, US Navy

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Roll Call

Killer Robots, Outer Space and Defense Spending Bill in Week Ahead

There are three hearings this week on the president's war-related spending account budget request, and two committee votes on the fiscal 2015 defense spending bill.

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Related Topix: Robots, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Robert Wittman, Life, Veteran Affairs

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Plan to shelve Navy cruisers raises concerns in Hampton Roads

Congress and the Navy might have settled a debate over aircraft carriers, but they're still squabbling over the ships that serve as escorts.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Norfolk, VA, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chesapeake, VA

The Virginian-Pilot

Davis: Congress: Act on immigration

Here's a riddle for you. What do Rand Paul, Grover Norquist, Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have in common? These prominent Americans from both sides of the political aisle all want Washington to do something about the immigration crisis.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Virginia, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia Government

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Proposal to mothball guided missile cruisers refused

A tugboat maneuvers the guided-missile cruiser Anzio pierside at Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Politico

DoD nominees in the hot seat - Navy leaders urge support for...

THE MAIN EVENT THIS MORNING is the Senate Armed Services Committee's consideration of three nominees for senior military posts: Gen.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Mac Thornberry, US House of Representatives, Texas

Hispanic Business

'My Last Ship Was Older Than I Was': Sailor Quizzes SecDef On New SSBNs

But just 20 minutes in, a petty officer second class stood up in front of almost 200 of his comrades and pointed out the -class SSBNs are most important leg of the nuclear triad: Under the New START arms control treaty, the subs are slated to carry 70 percent of the nation's deployed nuclear warheads.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Kos

We are the plan to get Grassroots Democrats Elected

I wrote this post on my personal blog about Virginia 4th Congressional District Candidate Elliott Fausz, but a similar point can be made for other grassroots candidates fighting uphill battles against well financed Republican opponents.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia, Blog News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

U.S. Rep. Scott is sole unopposed Va.congressional candidate

Voters in every Virginia congressional election in November will have a choice except for one: U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is unopposed in his bid for a 12th term, according to the state Department of Elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Scott, Republican, Frank Wolf, Eric Cantor, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Drake: Keep F-35 flying

I will never grow tired of celebrating America's independence - her hard-fought separation from a much superior military power, the genius and profound restraint of her founders, and the men and women who, throughout our history, have pledged their everything to secure the freedom of 1776 for the next generation of Americans.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia Government, Thelma Drake

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sunherald.com

Schatz, Hanabusa talk relationships in 1st debate

Schatz says he's been surprised at how many friends he's made as a freshman U.S. senator.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Daniel Inouye, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, US Governors, Don Young, Republican

Mon Jun 30, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Va. lawmakers comment on Hobby Lobby decision

Several Virginia lawmakers released statements Monday following the Supreme Court's decision that for-profit employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for employee's contraception.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican

Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Navy should talk openly about Chinese threat, Forbes says

U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes says Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert was wrong in urging military officers not to speak openly about Chinese military threats during a recent speech.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

AlertNet

U.S. says will no longer make, buy anti-personnel landmines

The United States said on Friday it would no longer make or buy anti-personnel landmines and that it would strive to eventually join the global treaty banning the weapons, but it stopped short of agreeing to destroy its stockpile of 3 million mines.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Howard McKeon, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

South Hampton Roads lawmakers' take on VA care

Hampton Roads' congressional delegation, who all favor the VA overhaul, commented Thursday about the bill's status and the financing debate: U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine , Democrat: "I sincerely hope that the conference committee is able to come to an agreement quickly.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Robert Scott, John Warner, Senator Tim Kaine

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